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Whitecap Publishers have just launched the revision of my Comfortable Kitchen Cookbook which was first published in 1991. So many readers have said this is a favourite book that is falling apart from use, I knew it needed redoing. Whitecap have done a handsome revision that is stronger and more colourful with many colour photos of the recipes themselves.  The recipes are not greatly changed, so all your favourites will be there plus more colour.

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Formac Publishing Company has just released a 2015 version of my vegetable cookbook that was first published in 1983. Rose Murray’s A-Z Cookbook contains all the important information that the earlier book gave…history of each vegetable, how to choose it, how to store it, how to cook it, how to preserve it…but contains much more, and everything is updated. All the vegetables are still those grown in Canada, but there are some new vegetables now grown here.
A few of the 1983 recipes have been removed because they are no longer relevant, and in their place are one hundred new recipes that reflect the ethnic growth of Canada. The A to Z format is still there with a clean design and beautiful illustrations to help you find a vegetable recipe quickly. It will probably become the only vegetable cookbook you will ever need.

Robert Rose has just reprinted two of my titles: 125 Best Chicken Recipes and 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals. Look for new covers and new pictures as well.

Canada’s Favourite Recipes (Whitecap, 2012)

This beautiful hard cover book showcases the great range of food this country has to offer in recipes too good to forget. Full of beautiful photos of Canada, it highlights not only well-tested favourite recipes, but is also a celebration of Canadian cooks and their “taste memories”. Legendary writers Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird have travelled the country seeking out more than 160 quintessentially Canadian dishes that show our culinary heritage. It’s dedicated to “cooks across Canada who keep the flames of home-cooking alive and welcome family and friends to share their best-loved dishes”.

Canada’s Favourite Recipes won gold in the national Taste Canada Food Writing Awards 2013.

A Taste of Canada: A Culinary Journey (Whitecap, 2008):

What is Canadian cuisine? This question has become something of a national riddle. In her new book, A Taste of Canada: A Culinary Journey, veteran cookbook author Rose Murray shows us just how distinctive Canada cuisine really is and how our land, climate and people shape it.

Featuring beautiful food and landscape photography, captivating essays about Canada’s regions and delectable recipes, A Taste of Canada is a true celebration of Canada and its culinary foundations. The easy-to-follow format features classic dishes updated with simplified methods and exciting new ingredients.
A Taste of Canada was shortlisted in the 2009 Canadian Culinary Book Awards.

Hungry for Comfort (Penguin, 1993):

Spiced with reminiscences and culinary wisdom, Hungry for Comfort invites readers into Rose’s cozy kitchen to listen and learn. With sections devoted to soups, casseroles, stews, roasts, menus for family celebrations and casual entertaining, coupled with Rose’s stories about the joys of cooking and the methods and secrets of her grandmother and mother, Hungry for Comfort feeds both body and soul. Hungry for Comfort won gold in the 2004 National Culinary Book Awards for best cookbook and bronze for culture as well.

125 Best Casseroles & One-Pot Meals (Robert Rose, 2002):

Casseroles and one-pot meals are truly the ideal solution for busy people who want wonderful food wit

h a minimum of fuss and maximum taste. Convenience, easy preparation, economy and portability make this method of cooking invaluable today. From stews that will fill your house with irresistible aromas to the combination of a few ingredients joined together in a skillet, these are the appeals of one-pot meals.

In the 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals cookbook, Rose Murray provides more than 125 well-tested, make-ahead casseroles and one-dish meals. Many of the recipes have been created to appeal to both earthy and exotic tastes. Here you will also find invaluable casserole hints, recommended dishes and pans, and even hints for making the best stews and chilies. From the comforting warmth of pot pies to outstanding entertaining ideas, this is one of the best cookbooks on casseroles and one-pot meals.

125 Best Chicken Recipes (Robert Rose, 2003):

In today’s busy households, chicken has become a standard meal for millions of people who want really good food in a hurry. With 125 Best Chicken Recipes, you can enjoy more than 125 different ways to prepare delicious and inspired chicken dishes — all in record time. Whether you use a skillet or sauté pan, oven or grill, most of the recipes can be prepared in 20 to 30 minutes. Here’s all the flavor of great chicken dishes and in very little time — there’s no better cookbook on chicken.


21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anne McPherson  |  February 26, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Please Help!! I cannot find a copy of “A Year in My Kitchen” anywhere to buy. Just have to have it. Can you help me to purchase a copy? I have tried every resource I can think of.
    I’m desparate

  • 2. Emsi  |  June 15, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Pkease help (too !) I’m from Brittany (west of france) and can’t find anymore “Poulet Express” (“Quick Chicken”), fabulous book which seems to be definitly unavalaible.I can’t nor find any Rose Murray’s bool IN FRENCH. I thought maybe a bookshop in quebec would have any information ? Thanfs A LOOOOOOOOOOOT !!! Emsi

    • 3. jgamurray  |  June 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm

      Sorry. I will look into whether there are any copies of “Poulet Express” left. The book “Quick Chicken” was reprinted as “125 Best Chicken Recipes” (Robert Rose). I do have a few copies of the French edition, and would be glad to mail you one.

      • 4. Emsi  |  June 28, 2009 at 5:40 am

        It’s my turn to be sorry : I saw you let a message in my emailbox but I lost it before reading it. I want to thank you for your personal reply (weel, in fact I don’t know if it was a personal reply, or just a notification of the present above reply), even if I could not read it, So please, would you write me again so that we can manage for you to send and me to pay this marvelous book ? Thankyou very very very much ! And once again, I’m sorry for no answering during thoses days (I was on a week holidays without computer (yes, it CAN be !!!) Yours friendly. Emsi

  • 5. Emsi  |  June 28, 2009 at 5:47 am

    PS : in fact, of course it depends of the book price and shipping price, but if you have several of this book, I’ld like offering one to each of my 3 daughters. But first of all, please tell me the cost for one. Thankyou so much. Emsi

  • 6. Gail Seaward  |  March 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I’ve been searching online and at cookbook stores for a copy of “A Year in My Kitchen” but have not had any luck. Can you please tell me where I can find a copy?
    Thank you,

  • 7. Planning Day — 31 October 2012 « Savvy Single Suppers  |  October 1, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    […] baked in a cast-iron skillet is a not-to-be-missed culinary adventure. I love cornbread and Rose Murray’s A Taste of Canada has a great looking recipe Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread (Whitecap Books, 2008, page 55). I’ll be […]

  • 8. Elizabeth Williams  |  November 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Could I please have the recipe for the coffee cake (bundt) on the Canada AM show this morning. I plan to buy the book but would love this recipe in the meantime. Thank you

    • 9. Rose  |  November 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Sorry. I think it might be on their website now.

  • 10. Terry Butler  |  November 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I would like to send this book Canadian Favourite Recipes to my son in Missouri. Where can I order it?

    • 11. Rose  |  November 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Where are you located? It is in all the bookstors and Costco. If your local store doesn’t have it, have them order it because the book is readily available.

  • 12. Kim  |  December 3, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Where can I get a copy of Canada’s favorited recipes, in French?

  • 13. Elaine Reid  |  December 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I have been raving about your book,Cellar and Silver to a friend, telling how many of the meals I make from it. Where could I find a copy to give her? It is one of my main go-to books when I’m entertaining.

    • 14. Rose  |  December 6, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Sorry Elaine. That is one of my favourites as well. I am afraid is is out of print. Have you seen my A
      Taste of Canada or Canada’s Favourite Recipes? They contain good family recipes as well as lots of entertaining ones. Thank you for your kind words, and I’m sorry I can’t help.

  • 15. Beth Roche  |  December 29, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hello Rose, I am looking for a recipe for lamb shanks and I think it had apricots in it. I lent the cookbook to someone and I can’t remember who and can’t remember the name of the book. I think it was for slow cookers but not sure, can you help me. Thank you Beth Roche

    • 16. Rose  |  April 27, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Beth,
      I have lamb shank recipes in more than one book, but I do have one with apricots in my book Hunry for Comfort which is no longer in print (although it won gold in the national cookbook awards for 2003. You might find it in a used bookstore. Anyway, good luck with that. There is a delicious recipe for shanks in the new edition of Rose Murray’s Comfortable Kitchen Cookbook. You might like to try it.
      Thanks for your interest. Just remember; never lend books without writing down to whom and when you lend them!
      Best wishes, Rose.

  • 17. Claudia Johnston  |  March 10, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    We moved to Ireland three months ago. Most of our belongings are still in storage until we take possession of our new home in July. One of my favourite cookbooks is a Rose Murray One pot book. There must have been more than one edition because my friends who have a similar Rose Murray are missing a smoked salmon corn chowder which is utterly delicious and has got us through many cold winter evenings.
    Can you please tell me how I can get that recipe before July. There are many other recipes in that same book that are excellent but the chowder is in a class by itself and we miss it. Help please.

  • 18. Lisa Nigh  |  October 1, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    My husband worked at a market in Cambridge with his dad, Howard Nigh, who was also a butcher vendor at the market back in the 90’s. I was never really a great cook, however grape up in a restaurant with Italian grand parents. My then fiancé had Rose Murray sign that comfortable kitchen cookbook and some of my family’s most favourite meals have come from it. All slopped with sauces and fingerprints, I just used it again today and think fondly of that time!
    Thank you to Rose and her family for a life long commitment to amazing meals.
    Lisa Nigh

    • 19. Rose  |  October 3, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Lisa. I am pleased you are among the many who say my Comfortable Kitchen book is their go-to cookbook. The revised version has all the same recipes (some updated where necessary), but it has a sturdier cover and many coloured photos of the food. Enjoy them.

      • 20. Rose  |  October 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm

        Hi again Lisa. We not only remeber Howard Nigh, but also remember his delicious sausages which we regularly bought. Cheers, Rose.

  • 21. Catherine Crenna  |  January 9, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    This was another Christmas where I relied on my 1979 edition of “The Christmas Cookbook”. Many of my holiday memories nave been built around this. Thank you.


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